This marks the seventh deepwater drilling permit issued under the new regulatory system, put in place after last year's oil spill.
"Today's permit approval represents a culmination of a broad and comprehensive review process involving an exploration plan, a site-specific environmental assessment, and the application for the drilling permit - all of which complied with our rigorous safety and environmental standards," BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich said.
He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1976. He subsequently received a master’s degree in public policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1980.
In 1999, he joined Fried Frank. He joined the New York office of Fried Frank, where he headed the firm's internal investigations, compliance and monitoring practice group .
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